[p2pu-dev] P2PU Classroom Dating Service / Platform Feature Request

Pippa Buchanan Pippa.Buchanan at gmail.com
Mon Feb 14 08:30:36 UTC 2011

These are great Dan,  I'd really love it if you could share these with the
Webcraft community either via a blog post or just on the mailing list.


On 11 February 2011 05:42, Dan Diebolt <dandiebolt at gmail.com> wrote:

> A clever member in the jQuery course has submitted a novel piece of work
> for the second week assignment. A sample set of 100 records with three dozen
> fields reflecting a virtual class was created and placed on an external
> website. The assignment was to retrieve the data using jQuery and to produce
> some type of dynamic display of the data (dealer's choice). This particular
> member created a Classroom Dating Service and added controls with search
> criteria and displayed matching virtual dates on a dynamically update a
> Google map:
> *
> *
> *Classroom Date Finder With Search Controls And Google Map (move the
> slider)*
> http://jsfiddle.net/suggsgested/YQJ3p/110/embedded/result,js,resources,html,css/
> He is a couple of other submissions that range from brilliant to basic:
> *Information Cards for Class Roster (pulls photos from Twitter; expandos;
> links to Google Maps)*
> http://jsfiddle.net/isemanjski/XWUmr/embedded/result,js,resources,html,css/
> *Simple Class Roster (simple styling)*
> http://jsfiddle.net/4fr6F/embedded/result,js,resources,html,css/
> jsFiddle is a run away success with this class and is ideal for WebCraft
> courses. Similar tools need to be identified and integrated with the P2PU
> platform even for non-WebCraft courses. The features that make this
> particular tool extremely attractive are:
>    1. collaborative requiring no installation;
>    2. users can fork each others work;
>    3. lightweight requiring no credentials, uploads,
>    server configuration etc;
>    4. HTML, JavaScrpt and CSS content is stripped of the normal <body>,
>    <script> and <link> containers so users can focus on one technology area as
>    they author and debug
> One feature in jsFiddle that extremely few people use is the ability to
> discuss and comment on the fiddle by clicking on the "Discuss" button on
> this presentation of the fiddle:
> http://jsfiddle.net/suggsgested/YQJ3p/110/
> http://jsfiddle.net/isemanjski/XWUmr/
> http://jsfiddle.net/4fr6F/
> So after having updated on progress in this course and possibly entertained
> you with these examples, here is my platform feature request:
> We need a way in the P2PU platform (and especially for WebCraft courses)
> for users to submit a URL field and possibly some other fields for meta data
> (description, notes, etc) representing their homework, assignment, quiz,
> project or whatever and allow comments and discussion to be added to the
> entry. If P2PU were sticking with Drupal this could be implemented using CCK
> and creating new content types for homework, assignment, quiz, project etc.
> I don't know much about the new platform but in my view it is critical that
> there be a feature like this for a user to be able to identify their work
> products through a form on the P2PU platform and allow discussion and
> comments on the work in a seamless fashion. The fields in the form could
> represent a URL for a web page they authored, video they uploaded, blog they
> made etc. But the P2PU platform would be used as an aggregation point for of
> this content that would bind all the information together under the
> particular course container and not disassociate identify even though the
> content exists outside of the P2PU platform.
> Please consider making this feature in the new platform. How long will it
> take? I am willing to bet there are members in this course alone that would
> like to help out designing this feature if the opportunity were presented to
> them.
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